India says Omicron shows up on tests, advises states to ramp up checks
November 30 2021 12:20 PM
Passengers stand in a queue to get their temperature checked during a Covid-19 coronavirus screening
Passengers stand in a queue to get their temperature checked during a Covid-19 coronavirus screening after arriving at a railway platform on a long distance train, in Mumbai. AFP

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India's union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday that the Omicron variant does show up on RT-PCR and RAT testing, and advised the country's states to ramp up diagnostics for early identification.
All samples that test positive for Covid-19 are to be "promptly" sent for genome sequencing, Bhushan said in a meeting with state and union territory representatives to review the variant.



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